Bob McKenzie has signed a five-year contract extension with TSN through the 2024-25 season. Bell Media says starting next season, McKenzie will evolve his role at the network. While continuing to provide analysis for TSN for the World Juniors, TSN Draft Ranking specials, select LEAFS ON TSN games, TRADECENTRE, FREE AGENT FRENZY, and other content, McKenzie alludes in a press release to “looking forward, beyond this season, to maybe slowing down a little. This contract extension allows me to do that but ensures I’ll continue to have a prominent role and continued presence on TSN.” McKenzie first started with the network in 1986.
Bradley Karp has joined Stingray’s K96.3 (CKKO-FM) Kelowna as morning show host. Karp, who was named the 2019 Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year at Canadian Music Week, left Country 93.3 (CJOK-FM) Fort McMurray in September. Karp had had been helming mornings there since 2017.
Noel Ransome has left Vice Canada after two and a half years as a staff writer and CMS editor. Ransome is pursuing freelance opportunities in the short term. Prior to Vice, he was a tech and culture reporter for Urbanology Magazine.
Teresa Wright has accepted a permanent position with The Canadian Press Parliamentary Bureau. Wright had been on contract with CP for the last 16 months after an 11-year stint with The Guardian in Charlottetown.
Catou MacKinnon is leaving CBC Quebec to take some time to be close to a sick family member. MacKinnon has been with the public broadcaster for 19 years, first in Moncton, NB, before landing in Quebec in 2004 as a reporter covering the province outside of Montreal.
VuWall, the Montreal-based video wall control and AV network management provider, has appointed Francisco Provencio as application engineer and Christian Cooper as account manager for the East Coast. The newly-created positions will provide additional resources for customers throughout the U.S. as VuWall continues its global growth. Provencio, based in Atlanta, Georgia, has more than 10 years of international experience in the AV industry, specializing in control rooms. Cooper, based in Miami, Florida, is a seasoned AV sales manager with technical expertise in control rooms, display walls, and digital signage.
Kyle Luther, a seasoned veteran in the broadcast industry, has been named the new Vice President of Sales in North America for TVU Networks, a leader in IP-based live video solutions. Luther was most recently at Grass Valley/Belden in the role of Vice President of Sales, North America. Prior to Grass Valley, he also served as Vice President of Sales, USA at Ross Video.
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